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  • Marian pilgrimage

    Marian pilgrimage

    Over 60 priests and a sizable congregation of faithful last Sunday took part in a diocesan pilgrimage from St Augustine Square, Victoria, to the church of the Blessed Virgin of Pompeii in the city, organised by the Gozo diocese. The church’s main...

  • Pink October in Gozo

    Pink October in Gozo

    The Barrakka in Republic Street, Victoria, has been floodlit pink this month as part of the Pink October breast cancer awareness campaign. The covered platform was used in the past by the Governor of Gozo to distribute prizes after the horse races...

  • Philosophical recipe for happiness

    Philosophical recipe for happiness

    Dr Max Cassar (left) recently delivered a lecture entitled the Philosophy of Happiness at the NGO Circolo Gozitano, Victoria, organised by Philosophy Sharing Gozo. He is seen with Fr Mark Montebello.

  • Children’s pets blessed

    Children’s pets blessed

    The feast of St Francis was celebrated at the Gozo College Victoria Primary School with children bringing their pets to a morning assembly to be blessed by Fr Joe Buttigieg.

  • Cathedral’s 300th anniversary

    Cathedral’s 300th anniversary

    To mark the 300th anniversary of the dedication in 1716 of the Gozo Cathedral to the Assumption of Mary, the Cathedral Chapter issued a set of two postcards with two personalised stamps depicting the floodlit cathedral’s facade, a gem designed...

  • Conference on Gozo’s development

    Problems affecting Gozo’s development, including depopulation, the brain-drain and connectivity with Malta and the rest of Europe, will be some of the issues discussed at a conference on October 28 at 6.30pm at Grand Hotel, Mġarr. Entitled ‘Gozo’s...

  • Xewkija twinned with Modica

    Xewkija twinned with Modica

    Xewkija mayor Paul Azzopardi signed a twinning agreement with Modica mayor Ignazio Abbate at an event held during a visit to Malta and Gozo by a 33-member delegation from the southeastern Sicilian town. The initial contact between the two towns...

  • Minister visits schools

    Minister visits schools

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo visited schools forming part of the Gozo College, where he met members of senior management teams, staff and children, accompanied by ministry officials. He is pictured watching children perform a dance at...

  • Oasi Cup Run

    Oasi Cup Run

    The Oasi Cup Run was held for the third time last Sunday by the Oasi Foundation.

  • Seminar on overcoming pain

    Seminar on overcoming pain

    Arka Foundation, in collaboration with ARAM, held a seminar on October 1 at Dar Arka, Għajnsielem, entitled ‘Overcoming pain’ to mark Worldwide Pain Day. Professionals, patients and care-givers spoke on the topic. Acting President Dolores Cristina...

  • Blessing of animals

    Blessing of animals

    Pets and animals were blessed last Sunday by Bishop Emeritus Silvester Magro in front of St Anthony Church, Għajnsielem, as part of celebrations of the feast of St Francis of Assisi. Mosta Scout Group took part in the activity.

  • The first day of school

    The first day of school

    The Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, reopened its doors for 347 students last Monday. On their first day of school the students and staff attended a general assembly followed by Mass, presided by the Major Seminary’s new rector Fr Richard...

  • Car donated for horse races

    Car donated for horse races

    Last Sunday, at the start of the new horse racing season at Xħajma racetrack, Mario and Warren Spiteri of Mario’s Garage, Xagħra, donated a Kia Mentor to be used by the judges during the races at the track. The car keys were presented to Gozo...

  • Seminary’s 150th anniversary

    Seminary’s 150th anniversary

    An open week and exhibition at the Gozo Seminary will be held from November 7 to 11 in the first of a series of events over the coming months to mark the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1866. This was announced at a media event addressed by...

  • Art exhibition

    Art exhibition

    George Scicluna is holding a solo art exhibition at Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria. He is seen on the right with a visitor. It is open today from 9am to noon and tomorrow and Tuesday from 8am to 2.30pm.

  • Artisan market at San Lawrenz

    Artisan market at San Lawrenz

    Swejjaq, a traditional artisan market the likes of which used to be held in various Maltese and Gozitan villages in the past, was held for the second time at San Lawrenz main square, organised by the local council. The market featured the sale of...

  • Upcoming events

    • Oasi Foundation will hold the third edition of the Oasi Cup Run today. There is a 10km run for adults and three children’s runs. Participants are to meet at 9.30am in front of The Duke shopping centre, Victoria. • A blood donation session will...

  • Feast of Our Lady of Graces

    Feast of Our Lady of Graces

    The feast of Our Lady of Graces was celebrated by the Capuchin Friars in Victoria last Sunday. Canon Antoine Borg  led a concelebrated Mass  assisted by Fr Joe Buttigieg and other Capuchin friars. Can. Borg delivered the panegyric. The traditional...

  • Independence Day concert

    Independence Day concert

    On the occasion of Malta’s Independence Day celebrations, the symphonic band of the Armed Forces of Malta, under the direction of Warrant Officer 1 Jonathan Borg, gave a concert on Independence Square, Victoria, last Sunday.

  • Comino visit

    Comino visit

    Year 6 past pupils of the Gozo College primary school, Victoria, spent a day in Comino. This and other planned outings are aimed to help pupils maintain contact between the school and its past pupils. The group was accompanied by head of school...

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